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Top 10 Richest / Highest Paid African Footballers /Soccer Players


Top 10 Richest / Highest Paid African Footballers /Soccer Players

According to Forbes Magazine’s latest release, below are the richest African Footballers / Soccer Players for 2011. Below you will find their age, citizenship, the club they belong to and their annual salary

Top Ten (10) Highest Paid / Richest African Football / Soccer Players

   Name                                  Age   Country           Club      Annual Salary

1) Yaya Toure                28      Ivory Coast     Manchester City     $13.5 Million

2) Samuel Eto’o             30      Cameroon       Inter Milan              $12 Million

3) Emmanuel Adebayor 27     Togo                Manchester City      $12 Million

4) Kolo Toure                30      Ivory Coast     Manchester City      $10.3 Million

5) Frederic Kanoute      33      Mali                  Sevilla FC                $8.6 Million

6) Didier Drogba           33      Ivory Coast      Chelsea                  $8 Million

7) John Mikel Obi          24       Nigeria          Chelsea               $5,800,000

8) Michael Essien         28       Ghana              Chelsea                $5,500,000

 Faces of Richest African Footballers

John Mikel Obi

Yaya Toure

michael essien

samuel eto'o

Emmanuel Adebayor


Kolo Toure

Frederic Kanoute

Didier Drogba



  1. oddpoint

    November 2, 2011 at 12:22 AM

    wow dis guys re rily in kul money o

  2. whyteface

    November 2, 2011 at 8:10 AM

    fortune as smile on u guys njoy pals

  3. whyteface

    November 2, 2011 at 8:11 AM

    fortune as smile on u guys,*njoy pals*

  4. Micho's man

    November 2, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    This guys are on money,God dey make una enjoy.

    • john olusegun

      November 24, 2012 at 10:22 AM

      dis guyz r in money.boaz una too much

  5. Jacob chukwuma

    November 3, 2011 at 7:21 AM

    I wis you guys long life to enjoy yours wealt.thanks

    • Shobayo yomi

      December 26, 2011 at 7:32 AM

      yes…by the grace of GOD they will all live to spend their cash to there expectation cause non of use work for them at all…

  6. Shaibu vivian

    November 3, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    You work for it guys…. God has done it for you, please remeber the less privillage

  7. ewane

    November 3, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    please, search well in google, the top 10 reaches player in Africa is samuel eto, he earns MORE than twenty million dollars a month,in the world.

  8. solomon

    November 4, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    yesoooooooooooooooo let them get the money from them, without their talent they will get nothing from the white people

  9. xamy cordel

    November 4, 2011 at 9:20 PM

    y sey dem de do essien so /but dem dey pay am pass obi mikel

  10. Hamilton Onyekachi

    November 21, 2011 at 10:43 PM

    Who God bless no man can curse. They’re made, is from God so bad bale ppl should go &

    Sleep. But  thought that the highest paid player in africa is Eto

  11. Dedeh Precious N

    November 23, 2011 at 7:28 AM

    I wish i was related to any of them so that i wil enjoy the money with them all the same,i thank God for them


    July 13, 2012 at 2:05 PM


  13. Kehinde opeyemi

    July 21, 2012 at 5:32 AM

    They work for there money

  14. Adenekan Qudus Abdul

    October 11, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Fantastic , gudluck 2 u all.

  15. victor ogban

    October 18, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    let them enjoy the talent God has given to them, let us support mikel obi very well to be at first. Position.

  16. Ndedigwe Keneeth

    October 19, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    great to all african players but u people should invest your money on one way or the other we need a big sports shoping centre in our different african country u people should hv help the amatures.

  17. Ifere Ikechukwu Kalu John

    October 20, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Am hapi 4 d success/progress/development of african football.Am hapi 2 b a Nigerian, tnks..I LOVE AFRICA..

  18. Francoh Muthoka

    October 23, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    itz just wooooh.

  19. Ahmed Bedwei Majdoub

    October 31, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    Great to know my best players are up there.

  20. Lukas Immanuel

    November 7, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    that is great, drogba build a hospital, others should follw.

  21. Azubike onwenonye

    November 17, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    I love foodball

  22. Passcord

    December 18, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Tank God 4 dem,dem shud use dat money 2 help d masses any how dem cn

  23. olusegun fatomide

    January 15, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Big boys mehn enjoy ur life


    January 24, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    i no my maths plz.

  25. orjibenedict

    January 25, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    i love football

  26. Ubele Charles

    January 27, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    I love u so much John Mikel Obi, msy God continue to bless ur effort.

  27. Binki

    February 8, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Haba eto earns more dan yaya


    February 22, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    John obi m is my son and my prays for him is that God shld make him the word best footballar so shall it be big Amen for that

  29. sammy

    March 8, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    i really like Yaya Toure and pray for him to grab the African footballer of the years again….If you love Yaya Toure say a big AMEN…

    • zion

      December 4, 2014 at 12:07 PM

      Amen for dat


    April 17, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    I AM VERY HAPPY FOR THEM ALL God should be number one in anything they do in life.I pray God to grant each an every one of them long life and victory over their enemies. AMEN .LONG LIVE AFRICA

  31. ifechukwu

    April 18, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    i which u people long life to enjoy ur wealth

  32. epizo

    April 25, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    thank God for wona

  33. Ossai

    April 27, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    Africa players is the best in the world

  34. shafiwu

    May 18, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Am proud of you guy so keep it up but remember your brothers

  35. ssukume

    June 26, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Thank god we have rich players in africa

  36. Kelvin nwachukwu

    July 6, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    If God give me the opportunity i will play like mikel obi….God will do it 4 me….Amen….

  37. nana qwame ahoofe

    August 14, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    thier rankings are the best

  38. Olakunle mutairu

    April 12, 2014 at 6:04 AM

    I luv evry footballer bt mikel iz my mentor i pray god let me reach wr dey r n pas dem by d special grace of god amen gudluck 2 u gyz

  39. thankGod

    May 25, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    I wish u guys long life to enjoy ur money.

  40. korkor justice kwasi

    December 4, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    i wish them long life with they good job done

  41. Ibukun bello

    June 22, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    I lov u guys

  42. Pa Vicas

    July 15, 2015 at 7:57 AM

    I admire you all. how i wish i am one of you or will have a child to be like one of you guys. But all the same, to God Almighty be the glory.

  43. jayprince

    July 17, 2015 at 12:26 AM

    am proud of u michael obi kep it up u are promote to be da next african billoniar lolz


    July 18, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    mikel is d best in arica luv u obi mikel

  45. Jay-Jay Otumgbo

    July 20, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    them pocket

  46. Jay-Jay Otumgbo

    July 20, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    i we be the next best skinkful player by the Grace of God. Amen

  47. Stephen Agyei

    October 18, 2015 at 11:25 AM

    I will be de richest player in the world as i says by the word of God

  48. andre

    January 20, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    wow..the list is quite surprising…

  49. Favour anyaele

    March 25, 2016 at 1:44 PM

    Keep up the good work

  50. Titiboh Samson

    June 19, 2016 at 3:13 AM

    TITIBOH SAMSON FAMOUS. Is not easy to b there, God has fulfilled wat he has promised them the way they will surve. I think its allowed.

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